Jumping into Opportunities to Cooperate

    Jumping into Opportunities to Cooperate

    Using Cooperatives to Boost Rural Economic Development

    By Kevin J. Fort, Regenerative Business Institute

    “My role as Executive Director with Regenerative Business Institute (RBI) keeps me in close conversation with entrepreneurs and business owners in a variety of industries. I have walked with many through increasing and nearly impossible barriers to entry. I have also seen first-hand the struggles existing businesses and families are experiencing in efforts to keep their doors open. Over the last couple of years, more and more of my conversations about starting a business are with Social Security-eligible clients who are now realizing that Social Security benefits alone will not carry them financially through what has been the industrial age concept of retirement.” Read more.

    This article was published in the Western Rural Development Center’s Rural Connections Fall 2018.

    Published on: Oct 10, 2018

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